Director, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060

Rosemary O'Leary was appointed the Edwin O.

Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Professor, Environmental Studies Program
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060M
Professor: , School of Public Affairs and Administration, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, School of Law (Courtesy)
Blake Hall, Room 322
Associate Professor School of Public Affairs & Administration; Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Blake Hall, Room 318

Charles Epp
University Distinguished Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060R

Chuck Epp’s teaching and research focuses on law, social change and administrative reform, with a particular emphasis on rights and racial discrimination.

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060Q

Jacob Fowles' research interests are in the areas of education policy and finance, municipal finance and financial management.


Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060S

Heather Getha-Taylor's research interests center on the intersection between human resource management and collaborative governance.

Associate Professor and Doctoral Coordinator
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060N
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Associate Vice Chancellor, Edwards Campus
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060

Marilu Goodyear specializes in organizational analysis, organizational change, managing information and technology and public management.

Alfred Tat Kei Ho
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060U

Alfred Tat Kei Ho's research and teaching interests focus on state and local budgeting, performance budgeting and management, citizen participation, and e-government.

Director, Public Management Center and Lecturer, School of Public Affairs and Administration
Wescoe Hall, Room 4055
Associate Professor
Snow Hall

Bonnie J. Johnson, PhD, AICP is Associate Professor in the University of Kansas’ Urban Planning Program.

Rachel Krause
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060P

Rachel Krause’s research focuses on urban sustainability, particularly the adoption, diffusion, impacts of local environmental and energy policies.

Assistant Professor
Snow Hall

Professor Lyles' interests center on interactions of humans, natural environments, and built environments, with particular attention to increasing sustainability and compassion through decision-mak

Bradley Lane
Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2019

Bradley Lane’s research interests focus on the effects of different incentives and interventions on sustainability in transportation.

Professor, Director, Institute for Policy and Social Research (IPSR)

Steven Maynard-Moody's research interests include social and environmental justice in the green impact zone.

Snow Hall
Assistant Professor

Ben Merriman is an assistant professor in the School.

 Shannon Portillo
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060T

Shannon Portillo's research interests include social equity, organizational theory and legal mobilization.

Wescoe Hall, Room 4060

Reggie Robinson joined the School of Public Affairs and Administration in July 2014 as a professor and Director.

Chair, Professor, Urban Planning
Snow Hall

Stacey Swearingen White is a professor in the School and the Director of the Urban Planning Program. She earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D.

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Ranked in the top 10 master of public affairs programs in the nation
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#1 in the nation for city management and urban policy

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#5 in the nation for public management

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Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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